Dec 282018

In preparation of the 2019 SUPER GT racing season, Goodsmile Racing has opened the first phase of personal sponsorship course preorders! Additionally, they’ve listened to the feedback from fans, and made the previously Japan-exclusive colored card benefits available for overseas sponsors (finally!).

Sponsors page:

Both the Nendoroid and Figma sponsors courses are now available with options ranging anywhere from 15,000 Yen to 70,000 Yen. There is also a basic 3,000 Yen starting tier, for those that just want to show their support and receive a green sponsors card!

The Coupon and Ranking system has also been introduced overseas this year. Many participating official GSR products and sponsors goods will come with a coupon code, which will add to your overall sponsorship total for the year. The higher your total, the higher ranked sponsors card you will receive as thanks. The higher rank will also increase the size of your name on the sponsors boards displayed at race events!

The cards are ranked as follows:

Green – 3,000~ Yen
Gold – 50,000~ Yen
Platinum – 100,000~ Yen
Black – 300,000~ Yen

Goodsmile Racing has also announced they plan to reveal next year’s car wrap design at TOKYO AUTO SALON 2019 on January 11th, 2019, at the Makuhari Messe exhibition center in Chiba, Japan. Look forward to that reveal on that date!

Lastly, thanks to a press release article posted by Auto Sport Web, we can see all 4 variations of the official Racing Miku 2019 artwork illustrated by Annin Oiko, including the chibi versions! Aren’t they just absolutely cute?

Via GSR and AS-Web

Dec 262018

We here at hope everyone had a Merry Miku-ristmas, and a Happy Holidays! We took a little break to relax and visit with family, and we’ll now resume our usual news reporting schedule. Our co-writer @Mercuryw is due back from Europe next week.

In celebration of the recent holiday season, here’s our favorite Christmas-themed Hatsune Miku illustrations from Twitter and Pixiv!

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Dec 222018

At Goodsmile Racing’s 2018 year-end party, Goodsmile Racing made several announcements regarding their 2019 plans! First up is the reveal that the team will be participating in 2019’s SUPER GT racing season, as well as the SUZUKA 10 HOURS race! We’ll be cheering for GSR again next year!

The second big reveal was the new Racing Miku 2019 design, drawn by Annin Oiko, who’s also popularly known as the Idolmaster Cinderella Girls character designer! With Annin Oiko as the chosen illustrator, the design for 2019’s Racing Miku also adopted an “Idol” motif.

A prototype of the nendoroid was also shown off at the event. Check out the tweets below!

Dec 182018

Preorders are now open for the Hatsune Miku: Symphony 2017 ver. 1/8 scale figure! She’s now available from Good Smile’s Online Shop and many other online stores.

“Now is just a prelude to the future.”

From “Character Vocal Series 01: Hatsune Miku” comes a scale figure of Hatsune Miku based off of the main visual from the full orchestra concert “Hatsune Miku Symphony 2017”.

Her chic dress has been faithfully recreated based on the original illustration by KEI. Miku holds her special violin while smiling our way. She has a somewhat mature charm about her. Her dress has been sculpted carefully making for a highly detailed and natural silhouette. Be sure to add her to your collection!

She’s priced at 15,800 yen on Good Smile’s Online Shop. Preorders will be open until February 21st, 2019 at 12:00 JST, with release date scheduled for April 2020. You can also find her on the many online stores listed below!

> Good Smile’s Online Shop
> Tokyo Otaku Mode
> CDJapan
> Amiami
> Hobby Search
> Nippon Yasan

Check out the review by Good Smile Company’s Kahotan for more photos!

Dec 142018

The Miku Expo 2019 theme song “Lucky☆Orb” is now online, and comes from emon(Tes.) nonetheless. The theme song’s official lyric video is now on the official Hatsune Miku Youtube channel, with music video to follow soon. And, while the events are relatively far off, info on VIP ticket lottery and accommodation plan have been added to the official site as of today.

Application period for VIP Ticket Early Lottery Reservation for Taiwan Concert:
2018.12.22(Sat)11:00 – 2018.12.25(Tue)17:00 *Taiwan Time

Application period for Accommodation Plan:
2018.12.25(Tue)15:00 – 2019.1.25(Fri)17:00 *Japan Time

More details on the accommodation plans, including plan details and prices, are provided as PDF files on site.

Miku Expo 2019 Taiwan & Hong Kong →